All articles about Ploughs

The original cultivation tool and, in some situations, still the best. Reversible ploughs offer every conceivable configuration from mounted ploughs to semi-mounted and trailed ploughs, with break-back leg protection, mouldboards, skims and adjustable furrow width options for every soil type.

Case studies

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Tungsten-tipped points cut ploughing costs for Essex grower

Essex farmer Will Streeter has slashed ploughing downtime and cut costs by kitting out his Kverneland ploughs with durable tungsten carbide tips. His contract farming enterprise near Bishops Stortford is…

RapidLab shallow plough impresses on Dorset farm

Shallow ploughing is nothing new. In fact the practice has been around ever since man decided – some time in pre-history – that inversion tillage was the way forward. Since…

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News

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Carbon farming project in the pipeline from Lemken

German manufacturer Lemken is developing a so-called "carbon farming" plough in partnership with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). The implement will support carbon enrichment in arable soils…

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Pottinger unveils new 500hp-rated Servo T 6000 ploughs

Pottinger is hoping for a resurgence in demand for big ploughs after unveiling its new Servo T 6000 range. The semi-mounted models are available with a headstock rated at up…

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New 400hp-rated Tyrok to top Amazone's plough range

Amazone has unveiled a new series of semi-mounted ploughs that will replace its current range-topping Hektor models. The Tyrok is available in seven-, eight- and nine-furrow formats with a 200x150x10mm…

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KV improves road handling of mid-sized LO ploughs

Kverneland’s higher-spec on-land, in-furrow LO mounted ploughs are now available with a pivoting cross-shaft on the headstock to improve road handling. The arrangement offers a 45deg pivot when in the…

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Test and reviews

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On test: Kverneland's new five-furrow 2300S plough

Decades pass with little change to the humble plough, so a raft of major updates to Kverneland's mid-range models was big news for buyers keen to turn a more consistent…

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On test: Lemken’s five-furrow Juwel 8 plough

Although the humble plough might have fallen out of fashion in some quarters of farming, there are still those who require a simple, no-nonsense implement to bury the remnants of…

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On test: Kverneland’s 2500 S five-furrow iPlough

Kverneland’s iPlough has turned farming's age-old soil folding implement into a computer controlled tool, capable of producing arrow-straight furrows at the touch of a button. However, operators will need an…

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On test: Four-furrow Ovlac ploughs

Since arriving on UK shores in 2012, Ovlac has made a surprisingly large dent in a plough market that has been dominated in recent years by the likes of Kverneland,…

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Video

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Video: At the Auctions - Rainthorpe Farms sale

Farmers arrived from all corners of the country to see 375 lots get knocked down at one of the largest arable estates in recent years. Farmers Weekly was on hand…

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Video: On test - Hubert's seven-furrow plough

Late last year, Suffolk firm Agri-Hire agreed a deal to take on Dowdeswell’s engineering operation with a commitment to restarting plough production on a national scale. Dowdeswell folded last summer,…

Dozer plough shifts a lot of soil with not many hp

Suffolk farmer Paul Kerridge designed this furrow-less plough in the second half of 2009 and is about to make a first batch for local farmers. Called the Dozer Plough, it's…

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